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Building code official is busy with construction permits

May 29, 2015

With the advent of summer-like weather, new construction is on the rise in the Kane area.
"We've been pretty busy," local State Building Code Officer Russ Braun said Friday. "We're issuing quite a few new permits for new houses in Wetmore Township."

Carlson determined to get Block Parent Program restarted

May 29, 2015

Kane’s Dave Carlson is a determined guy. Since retiring from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in 2013, he has let no moss grow underneath his feet. In addition to his work with the Kane Community Center and the Boy Scouts, Carlson has taken up the cause to get the Block Parent Program up and running in Kane again.
The program, which originated in Canada, was alive and well in Kane throughout the 1990s but faded away as volunteers moved or simply took the trademark orange signs out of their window.

Highland secretary is named to PSATS panel

May 29, 2015

JAMES CITY – Christy Reigel, secretary-treasurer for Highland Township, has been named to the Secretary-Manager Committee for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
This committee promotes and encourages the effective, efficient and responsive operation of township government through training, education, communications and the interchange of ideas.
Ginni Linn, director of communications for PSATS, announced the appointment of Reigel to the Secretary-Manager Committee.

Fire Chief Holt recalls Kane tornado of 1985

May 29, 2015

Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt has vivid memories of the 1985 killer tornado that swept through the Kane area on May 31, 1985-- 30 years ago tomorrow.
(See special pages inside today's edition for stories and photos on the tornado).
"We lost our house in it," Holt said. "We lost everything."
The powerful strength of the tornado ripped his house off its foundation and scattered contents throughout a wide area. Debris was swept far and wide.
A W-2 form for his wife, Leanne was found by a man in Roulette.
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See full article in the May 30 edition of The Kane Republican.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Mt. Jewett woman wins appeal in child-spanking case

May 28, 2015

MT. JEWETT – It's OK to discipline a child by spanking as long as the corporal punishment doesn't rise to the level of abuse.
This is the basis of a ruling handed down earlier this year by a state Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to sustain an appeal filed by a Mt. Jewett woman.
The appeal was filed against the McKean County Children and Youth Services (CYS) agency and the county Department of Human Services.

State legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinner

May 28, 2015

KERSEY – The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.
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See full article in the May 29 edition of The Kane Republican.

Memories of a World War II Army Nurse

May 28, 2015

Carolyn (Peg) Hoffman Coulter, 92 of Kane was recently interviewed by Steve Appleby, director of the Eldred World War II Museum about her experiences as a nurse in World War II. There is a three-ring binder in her name which is now a part of history and will remain in the museum.

Col. Lisa Forsyth is Kane commencement speaker

May 28, 2015

U.S. Army Col. Lisa Forsyth, a native of Mt. Jewett, will be the speaker for the Kane High School commencement on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.
A 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, Forsyth is the daughter of Ellen Forsyth of 19 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, and the late Jerry Forsyth.
Her siblings include Julie Boyer of Kane, a first-grade teacher at the Kane Elementary School; Susan Todd of Florida; and the late John Forsyth.
Forsyth said "it's quite an honor" to be chosen as the commencement speaker for her high school alma mater.

Survey shows support for non-motorized trail

May 28, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Most respondents in a survey favor a non-motorized trail over the 3.4-mile rail corridor between Mt. Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Matt Benson of Hamlin Township gave a report on the survey Wednesday at a meeting of an informal group that has been promoting the proposed trail.

Route 6 hiker/author to speak Saturday library

May 28, 2015

Kane area residents with good memories may remember Joe Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who hiked through the area back in 2004. Hurley trekked U.S. Route 6, the length of the United States, beginning at Cape Cod, Mass. and ending at Long Beach, Calif.
He stopped in Kane on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 and after spending the night at Almost Heaven Bed & Breakfast on Edgar James Street, said of the area, “Northern Pennsylvania is a wonderful place.”

Kane superintendent honored by his former school

May 28, 2015

Bob Gaetano, the superintendent of the Kane Area School District, made quite a favorable impression at his previous employer-- the Loyalsock Township Middle School.
The school near Williamsport has dedicated its 2014-15 yearbook as a tribute to Gaetano. He served as principal at the school for five years before becoming the Kane superintendent in February.

Explanation given for loss of Kane Fire Hall aid

May 26, 2015

SMETHPORT – More restrictive guidelines by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) are blamed for shooting down federal aid for a Kane Fire Hall project.
Following a public hearing, the McKean Redevelopment and Housing Authority last year approved $14,520 in federal CDBG money for new energy-efficient garage doors at six bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
The allocation for Kane was included in the county application for CDBG money through the state DCED.
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See full article in the May 27 edition of The Kane Republican.

Officials provide Kinzua Bridge Park update

May 26, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Officials have provided another update on the ongoing Kinzua Bridge Park Office/Visitor Center construction project. These updates will be provided on a periodic basis.
The following update summarizes regularly scheduled job conferences held by the Department of General Services (DGS) that include all contractors working on site.

Sacrifice is key, Kane Memorial Day speaker says

May 25, 2015

Sacrifice is a key in the celebration of Memorial Day.
"Sacrifice is giving the best of oneself with the full knowledge that the best may be used up for the greater good," U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Jekielek said Monday. "Sacrifice is every name on every stone with a flag by it. Sacrifice is every family member who has endured this loss, these absences, the pain and anguish of their loved ones. 

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